Auburn (21-2) (8-2) NET 15 SoS 27
Vital signs: 8-2 R/N, non-con SoS 38, avg win 113
4-2 vs. Q1, 7-0 vs. Q2
Signature wins: @Arky? Kentucky, LSU
Bad losses: @Alabama, even though it's Q1
Therein you see Auburn's problems...need more signature wins. Not saying in-conference wins don't matter, but the lack of high-end non-conference results may keep them off the 2 line (and the 1 line). We'll see. Richmond and St Louis were good wins, but won't be enough on their own.
LSU (17-6) (8-2) NET 27 SoS 10
Vital signs: 5-5 R/N, non-con SoS 10, avg win 124
3-4 vs. Q1, 7-1 vs. Q2
Signature wins: N-URI, @Texas? @Tennessee?
Bad losses: @Vandy
Really great SoS numbers, but having more or less split all their good non-con games leaves them in a bit of a hole. The kind of resume that's easily in the tournament and can absorb damage, but with really limited seed upside.
Kentucky (18-5) (8-2) NET 21 SoS 76
Vital signs: 5-4 R/N, non-con SoS 154, avg win 132
5-2 vs. Q1, 3-2 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Louisville, N-MSU, @TTU
Bad losses: Evansville LOL
They'd be in a really good spot if they just had 1 terrible loss erased, and did a better job of avoiding cupcakes and dinging the SoS pretty significantly. 4-2 in Q1-A games. They left themselves a smaller margin of error than most teams towards getting a protected seed, but they're on track to overcome it.
Florida (14-9) (6-4) NET 47 SoS 37
Vital signs: 6-6 R/N, non-con SoS 31, avg win 123
2-6 vs. Q1, 3-3 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Auburn, N-Xavier, Alabama?
Bad losses: @Mizzou, @Ole Miss?
Good SoS numbers. One Auburn win away from having no true signature wins, with many chances. Your standard bubble resume. And 2 with Kentucky and 1 with LSU still coming.
Mississippi St (15-8) (6-4) NET 41 SoS 45
Vital signs: 4-6 R/N, non-con SoS 101, avg win 148
1-6 vs. Q1, 3-0 vs. Q2
Signature wins: @Florida, Arkansas? Tennessee?
Bad losses: La Tech, N-NMSU
They need to stack quality wins, and in a hurry. However, they're done with Auburn, Kentucky, Florida, and LSU for the season. Big trouble.
Arkansas (16-7) (4-6) NET 38 SoS 23
Vital signs: 4-4 R/N, non-con SoS 19, avg win 128
2-4 vs. Q1, 2-2 vs. Q2
Signature wins: @Alabama? @Indiana?
Bad losses: South Carolina, @WKU?
Strong SoS but some smoke and mirrors there as it's built on cupcake avoidance and a staggering amount of Q3 home games.
Alabama (13-10) (5-5) NET 42 SoS 20
Vital signs: 5-7 R/N, non-con SoS 33, avg win 121
1-5 vs. Q1, 4-4 vs. Q2
Signature wins: Auburn,....Richmond?
Bad losses: Penn, N-UNC counts I guess
Token listing because of the NET ranking.
South Carolina (14-9) (6-4) NET 76 SoS 68 - 3 Q1 wins...2 Q4 losses. Can't take them too seriously yet.
Tennessee (13-10) (5-5) NET 67 SoS 41 - good SoS numbers, just too many losses against good competition.